Peppermills are useful in the kitchen and on the dinner table. Pick a stylish mill to decorate your dining table, or a workhorse mill to use while cooking. Keep one for each type of peppercorn you use, and easily add freshly ground pepper to any dish! Having spice mills around will help you keep your spices fresh, by using whole spices and only grinding them as you need them. As soon as a spice is ground, it begins to lose its flavor rapidly by oxidation of the essential oils. Keeping spices whole can add years onto their shelf life, so you can have pungently fresh ground pepper whenever you need it. Salt does not have essential oils, and so does not lose flavor when ground. Use salt mills to control the texture of coarse grained salt, to avoid clumping of fine-grained salt in humid weather, or try adding herbs or spices to your salt for a fresh-ground seasoned salt right at the table.